Job openings vary. If you wish to apply for a job, please complete the Civil Service Application. Applications can be submitted by email, in person at the Jamestown BPU Customer Service office, or by mail to the Human Resource department.
The electric and water employees are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 459. The Wastewater Treatment Operators are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 106. The Solid Waste Division employees are represented by the AFL CIO Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 264.
The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) presently employs 150 people. Positions range from various types of engineers to electric linemen, laborers, wastewater treatment operators and clerk typists.
Most positions at the BPU are competitive under the Civil Service Laws and are filled from certified lists of candidates provided by the Chautauqua County Civil Service Commission.
Open competitive examinations for certain categories of positions are given periodically. Advertisements notifying the public of the test dates are published in the classified section of the local newspaper.